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A 35-year-old female asked:

How can you have anxiety and depression at the same time?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Common: It is not uncommon to suffer from both simultaneously. It likely results from life events and neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain.
Dr. Peter Jensen
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Very common!: Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected. Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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